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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 71 People

    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    My Problem

    My problem with self esteem is that I don't have any. None - Zilch. I feel like I am worth nothing. I look hideous, repulsive and any other derogatory words you wanna throw in there. I do get little bout of self confidence but it's never long until someone knocks that out of me...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    Kind Of...

    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    I'm really self conscious

    when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize nobody cares. Something I've been thinking about is a couple of years ago when I switched to a new school. The teacher was...
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F Nov 14, 2014

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    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    hey....I have a lot of small experiences with my elder sister....when I was in school days,that time I'm just 15 and she is 17....we was sharing our bed.....we was always hugging...
    asif15 asif15 18-21 4 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I have to realize that my idea of what I want to be or look like will never be achievable, those past demons of being called names and comments about my body is what I'm...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't stand myself today. Really for the past few days. I've had a break up and been sick, but I hate every aspect of myself. I hate my hair, my eyes because they're shaped...
    MelancholyOysterBoy MelancholyOysterBoy 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    i dont know what is wrong with me.. i just hate my self no matter how hard i try i just cant help. i cant sleep at night because i keep thinking that i am not good enough. i...
    shbamo shbamo 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have a lot of problems. I often think there's a lot that is wrong with me. I always assume the worst. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, for things to go from bad to...
    usuallyMIA usuallyMIA 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I had a lot of problems growing up and i was bullied really bad through high school. Oddly enough i am on the opposite side now and everyone likes me which is nice but sometimes i...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm the youngest child of my family. My father left us for another woman, and my mother is a single parent. I only have one sibling. I love my family, but because I was the...
    sylviaplath01 sylviaplath01 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm on the edge. I need to kno how to fix my life so I don't care. I kno how to talk without going Blank or crying.. I care to much. That when I show the little of no care. People...
    UnknownBeautyQueen UnknownBeautyQueen 22-25, F Jun 25

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    With every passing day...I hate myself just a little more. I look into any a mirror and feel myself breaking with the loathing as I look at the face before me....So grotesque and...
    EclecticDay EclecticDay 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I have a serious case of " why do i exist"-itis today. One of the symptoms is wondering why people even decided to talk to me and why they still do. Lately, ive just been feeling...
    Kentato Kentato 13-15 Jun 25

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    I have situs inversus, I am 26 years old and have known about my condition for as long as I can remember. No problems resulting from my situs inversus thank God!
    B1u3f0x B1u3f0x 26-30, M Jun 24

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    You Have Low Self Esteem 60% of the Time.
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I have been struggling with dermatillomania for the past six years. I always thought something was wrong with me. I was the only onein my family to do it and no one could...
    liquideyeliner liquideyeliner 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I hate me. thinking of going back to ana Mia. A bit of self harm goes a long way.
    essybag essybag 41-45 Jun 22

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    I feel like I have to address first my self esteem issues/depression before going to law school again. :( Wrong move! I am so pressured to do good because Of my dad and grandpa. I...
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Jun 22

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    Has anyone experienced a relationship like this? I've been seeing this guy for 6 months now...not dating...hanging and going out. Everything was going great, he seemed to really...
    Faith1293 Faith1293 18-21, F Jun 21

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    I like someone and my best friend likes him, too. She wants me 'to be happy' and she is trying to make him ask me to be my boyfriend -he likes me-. I think that she is forcing him...
    Meewi Meewi 13-15, F Jun 21

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    Dear Dr Stephanie I'm very thankful for all the time ,advice and therapy you ve given me ..I have benefited very much from those session and my life is much darker without your...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I see he has more problems with himself (The wart on his stup!d face!!! 😖)!!!
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Jun 20

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    My wife, Cindy, thinks she is fooling me. She isn't. But I am fooling her. Soon enough she will know and her happy self-delusion will collapse. I look forward to the karma.
    xtramustard xtramustard 51-55, M Jun 20

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    I purchased this book years ago titled "Breaking the Chain of Low Self Esteem," and I am just now getting around to reading it. Within the first couple of chapters is a...
    Mala1718 Mala1718 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    When I was growing up I had been small all my life 120 pounds being a adult. People making fun of me and being rude most of all what really hurt me is I have two deformed ears one...
    Allstar1993 Allstar1993 22-25, M Jun 18

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    I self harmed yesterday, I just blanked out and didn't know what I was doing. Now I hate myself and feel like I can't talk to anyone about it! I'm trying so hard to hide it but it...
    MxJ97 MxJ97 16-17, F Jun 17

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    I'm sad ...I feel everywhere I go I'm looked down on and disrespected by people ...I hate humans ...they have hurted me so much even my parents have treated me badly and persecuted...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Jun 17

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    Trust - The Most Powerful Weapon I used to be open, I did my best to see the good in people, I allowed myself to trust, I had nothing but hope. I would take another cut to the...
    SnowStorm00 SnowStorm00 18-21, F Jun 17

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    I curious to whats it like to be intimate with another man spooning kissing touching love making the whole 9 yards help
    cowboy8603 cowboy8603 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    It's honestly better then anything else I have ever experienced. Totally addicted to it.
    littlemissjackie littlemissjackie 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 16

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    I wish I have never worked at hotel du vin Brighton ,I got terrorised and traumatised there enough by the head housekeeper and the French bar manager ..both of them hated me and...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash ..I started...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I fell asleep at about 11:30pm and woke up at 3:30am I just can't sleep well when I have too many things on my mind. :(
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jun 15

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    My sister is so hot I would love to have sex with her sometimes she has cuddled with me and watched tv but she has never done it with out anybody in the room best bet she cuddles...
    texaslove420 texaslove420 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 15

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    It's my 5th year anniversary with my husband and the stress, frustration, anger, and sadness caused by dealing with my in-laws for 5 whole years is superseding any piece of...
    OvertlyIntroverted OvertlyIntroverted 26-30, F Jun 14

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    Ok so my new FWB girl i met. I like her but she is terrible at sex. i want to be friends but maybe not with benefits. She keep asking for sex but how you tell her she is not good?
    JulianNorwhich JulianNorwhich 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 14

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    This is the letter that I got from the manager of cherry tree nursery in Bournemouth to support me during my court trial . To who it may concern I write as the manager of a...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I really need self esteem. I love none at all and it makes it so hard to do anything by myself because I hate when people look at me I start to freak out.
    Babygirl3799 Babygirl3799 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    I struggle with my selfishness, a constant battle every day, i allowed my wants to matter more than some of the people in my life. I have made mistakes, things i could or should...
    mor2life3 mor2life3 51-55, F Jun 13